Center for Sales Excellence Advisory Board

Center for Sales Excellence Advisory Board

Assurity Assurity Life Insurance Company

Amy Perdew, LUTCF - Individual Sales Development Manager, APerdew@Assurity.com
2000 Q Street
Lincoln, NE 68503

Assurity’s core purpose is to help people through difficult times. Offering individual insurance and worksite solutions, Assurity is able to help people meet their short-term and long-term life needs. The company specifically provides life insurance, disability and critical illness insurance, as well as voluntary employee benefits through independent brokers nationwide. As a mutual organization, Assurity has no shareholders and its policyholders share in the ownership of the company. Ultimately, this means they are in business to serve the interests of the policyholders.

The company’s unrelenting commitment to financial strength and stability has consistently earned them excellent industry ratings. In 2015, Assurity was certified as a B Corporation by the nonprofit B Lab for meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Assurity Center, the corporate office, is an award-winning LEED Gold certified building, cutting edge in both design and function – and the company has been repeatedly named one of The Best Places to Work in its hometown of Lincoln, NE.

Nelnet Nelnet

Scott Spethman - Chief Sales Officer, scott.spethman@nelnet.net
121 S 13th Street, Suite 301
Lincoln, NE 68508

Nelnet has proudly called Lincoln, Nebraska home since its founding in 1996. The company fulfills its mission of creating opportunities for people where they live, learn, and work by living out its Core Values daily. These include providing superior customer experiences, creating an awesome work environment, pursuing diversification, communicating openly, and giving back. Nelnet empowers its customers to achieve their dreams through its products and services, ranging from loan servicing and payment processing to fiber optic communications. Nelnet is proud to serve a variety of customers, from students and families to schools and large international businesses. Though local to Lincoln, Nelnet serves markets around the globe and continues to grow.

NRC Health NRC Health

Mike Hays - Founder and CEO
1245 Q Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

NRC Health has helped healthcare organizations illuminate and improve the moments that matter to patients, residents, physicians, nurses, and staff for over 35 years. The company employs proprietary methods and a holistic approach that enable its partners to better understand the people they care for and design experiences that inspire loyalty and trust. Having published more than 5 million patient ratings and partnered with 26 of the Top 30 Health Systems, NRC Health has a history of leveraging data and insight to improve patient care. Headquartered in Lincoln, NE, NRC Health also has offices in Seattle, Atlanta, San Diego and Toronto.

Northwestern Mutual Northwestern Mutual

Joe Dierks - Managing Director
2900 S. 70th Street, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68506

For over 160 years, Northwestern Mutual has been helping clients plan for their financial security with confidence. Northwestern Mutual helps people protect and grow their wealth through insurance and investment solutions, including life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, brokerage and advisory services, trust services and discretionary portfolio management solutions. A mutual company with no shareholders, they exist solely for the benefit of providing protection, financial strength and product value to their clients. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach that includes insurance and investments, Northwestern Mutual empowers people to be financially confident so they can live life differently. Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, Northwestern Mutual has more than 300 offices across the United States and is the largest direct provider of individual life insurance in the United States.

Pacific Life Pacific Life

Melissa Wacker - Manager, Sales Associate team, Melissa.Wacker@PacificLife.com
6750 Mercy Rd
Omaha, NE 68106

Pacific Life’s mission is to provide financial security through products and services that stand the test of time. The company provides a wide range of life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans.

Pacific Life is an independent company that remains focused on long-term strategies, financial strength, and on making decisions that directly benefit its policyholders and clients. Pacific Life's products are sold nationally through an extensive network of over 850 financial planning firms, securities broker-dealers, banks, and other financial institutions. Offering insurance since 1868 and with expertise in financial protection, wealth accumulation and preservation, and retirement income, Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients.

Sandhills Publishing Sandhills Publishing

Mike Bandemer - Human Resources, Mike-Bandemer@Sandhills.com
120 West Harvest Drive
Lincoln, NE 68521

Founded in 1978, Sandhills Publishing serves the trucking, agriculture, construction, heavy machinery, aviation, and technology industries with a diverse range of products and services. From well-established trade publications and websites to hosted, customized technology services, Sandhills offers its customers a fully integrated and customizable dealer management system. Sandhills’ industry experience, expertise, and technological capabilities enable the company to help customers organize and grow their businesses. Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, Sandhills’ facilities include an on-site printing press, bindery, and state-of-the-art data center. In 2012, Sandhills Publishing began establishing offices overseas to better serve the global market, and the company now has several international locations, including England, France, Germany and Australia. With its long history, significant industry knowledge, and substantial technological investment, Sandhills Publishing continues to evolve, perform, and grow.